Marja Kerney

Western Michigan University


Dr. Marja Kerney is an Instructor of Music at Western Michigan University. She earned her BM from Michigan State University and MM and DMA from University of Missouri-Kansas City. As a new music collaborator and chamber musician, Kerney has worked with composers including Chen Yi, Sydney Hodkinson, and Baljinder Sekhon, and has performed with many professional orchestral ensembles and as a pit percussionist in more than a dozen musicals. Previous faculty appointments include Kennesaw State University, Stetson University, Bethune-Cookman University, and Seminole State College. Kerney is a longtime member of the Percussive Arts Society, currently serving on the University Pedagogy Committee.